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Lebanese Electoral Assistance Project
Commissioning Unit: Lebanon
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Lebanon
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Ensure the continuation of the project (under a guise of a new formulated project document) to consolidate the gains already achieved and to assist in medium and long term planning. Where possible a new Project Document should be designed instead of ensuring a no cost extension.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/21]

Developing a new ProDoc to cover the next electoral cycle based on the areas of work highlighted during the evaluation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Discussions launched with EAD/DPA about possibilities to go ahead, with potential NAM in 2019 1.2 Holding a Project Board to review achievements and agree on broad directions of new phase 1.3 Develop a new ProDoc in consultation with all stakeholders 1.4 Discussions launched with donors and stakeholders
[Added: 2019/05/20] [Last Updated: 2019/11/03]
Project team and UNDP CO 2020/01 Overdue-Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Staff as well as key persons from the key beneficiaries should receive specific trainings in the field of elections in order to be up to date with progress in technical capacities and training. These may include specific trainings in thematic areas, or exchange visits and/or conferences.  The project would especially benefit from examining other countries and gender representation, the use of social media in communication and field visits to the Procurement Support Office (PSO) in Copenhagen

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/21]

New PD will include specific actions to address the above recommendation. Part of the new project phase to cover the cost of those tranings

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Supporting the MOIM in identifying required institutional needs 2.2 Supporting the MOIM in drafting the TORs for identified functions
[Added: 2019/05/20] [Last Updated: 2019/11/01]
Project Team 2019/11 Completed Key actions are completed by the project team, as communicated by the Governance Programme Officer History
3. Recommendation:
  • Youth which was largely absent from this particular project, should be integrated into a new project and ensure that it is mainstreamed across the components.
  • Gender equality should be integral part of the next phase, and ensure that gender is mainstreamed across the whole of the project, ensuring adequate gender indicators are added for each of the components.
  • The gains already achieved under gender and PwDs should be galvanized and a comprehensive strategy in line with other UN agencies and CSOs should be explored.  Work should be divided amongst the different partners according to their expertise and to ensure added value and duplication avoided.
  • In the formulation of a new document, sufficient focus and funds should support the building and sustaining of quality for both the SCE as well as civil society. The project document should be clear and precise with regards to the work and should separate the work between the entities ie MOIM, the SCE and civil society into different pillars, ensuring a streamlined approach which integrates them under one project, but also ensures enough separation in order to avoid confusion by each key beneficiary.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/21]

The new PD will take all the recomendations into account and propose actions to address them in the lifetime of the project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Drafting the new Prodoc with Youth, Gender, and PWDs component and mainstreaming in all components a youth perspective
[Added: 2019/05/20] [Last Updated: 2019/11/03]
Project team and UNDP CO 2020/01 Overdue-Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

The M & E framework should be revitalized ensuring an independent expert in conjunction with the project designs a comprehensive framework with accompanying tools, relevant indicators and ensures gender sensitivity to each of the indicators.  Indicators should be placed at all levels of the framework, output, outcome and impact. The last year of the project should ensure that all baseline data is collected so that it is fed into a new and revitalized M & E Framework. The project should consider using info graphics to depict the achievement of indicators and targets, and monthly meetings should be held in order to ensure that M & E is an integrated part of the project. Project should consider uploading all relevant data of the project to a portal which can be accessed easily by the MoIM, (the ACE project could be an example). Time allowing and interest apparent, the project should present an overview of the data available and its possible use for the future.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/21]

Resources will be dedicated to develop and implement a strong M&E framework

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Commission an external consultant (M&E Expert) to review and develop a new M&E framework and will integrate all evaluation recommendations
[Added: 2019/05/20] [Last Updated: 2019/11/03]
Project and UNDP CO 2020/01 Overdue-Initiated History

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